A 53-year-old teacher, Stephen Donsah, appeared before a Fiapre Circuit Court, Brong Ahafo region for allegedly defiling her late brotherís daughter.
His plea was not taken but granted GHC 20,000 bail with two sureties to re-appear on March 8.
Police Chief Inspector Kingsley Baafi told the court presided over by Mr Benjamin Osei that a brother of the accused died sometime ago and his 10-year-old daughter was adopted by the couple and stayed in the same apartment with them.
Chief Inspector Baafi said the accused consistently defiled the girl and warned her not to mention it to anyone.
He said in January Donsahís wife detected that the victim was pregnant and questioned her about the person responsible for the pregnancy.
The prosecutor said the victim narrated her ordeal but when she confronted her husband about the pregnancy he said he was not responsible.
Chief Inspector Baafi said the accused conspired with his sister and had the pregnancy aborted.
Chief Inspector Baafi said the complainant reported the matter to the Brong-Ahafo Regional DOVVSU in Sunyani following the accused personís decision to neglect them and he was arrested.